ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: At Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, your knowledge and service in areas such as immigrants and refugees, mental health, social work, employment and adult education, legal and financial services, health care, food assistance, shelter and housing, developmental disabilities and prison outreach can make a profound difference in the lives of many. Through more than 50 programs across the district and five surrounding counties, Catholic Charities is opening doors to help and hope. At CCADW, we continue to build an inclusive culture that celebrates a diverse workforce. We offer so much more than just a job. We offer careers. We take pride in our “promote from within” culture. We offer professional development, a comprehensive benefits package, a hybrid work model with both remote and in-office work, and a passion for building and motivating world class, high performing teams. Explore your career opportunity with Catholic Charities. Join us in Inspiring Hope and Building Futures.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington values the safety of our employees, our clients, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are up to date with your COVID vaccinations, including the booster dose or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
JOB SUMMARY: The Institutional Advancement Manager is a part of a a team responsible for raising $12 million through the submission of over 300 grant proposals and reports annually. The position is actively involved in proposal development of new and recurring grants and contracts, donor cultivation and stewardship, grant research, compliance and reporting requirements, and other fundraising-related activities. The position works closely with Executive, program, and central services staff to target funding for agency priorities and under-funded programs and keeps appropriate program managers and directors informed of funding opportunities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Write and/or edit proposals, renewal and re-compete submissions, further information responses and best and final offers, acknowledgments and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
Maintain a grants and contracts portfolio that includes six- and seven-figure awards and multiple service departments.
Perform all project management activities necessary for the timely submission of all proposals, submissions, acknowledgements, reports, compliance documents, etc.
Prepare clear, concise, and accurate proposals, reports, correspondence, including draft budgets when necessary
Maintain records of proposals, payments, etc all grant-related activities and updates trackers.
Guide program directors/managers and central services staff to accomplish proposal, reporting, and stewardship responsibilities. Identify and pursue appropriate opportunities to engage, cultivate, and acknowledge funders.
Lead the entire grant/contract process from application to approval to implementation to completion.
Actively engage as liaison between funders and the agency; support program and central services staff with clear and timely communications and stewardship with funders.
Attend external/virtual functions with funders as a representative of Catholic Charities.
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of funding priorities for the organization and each service department. Collaborate with staff to identify program and client needs and develop them into fundable projects that enable high-quality service provision.
Research new prospects, potential funders’ guidelines and deadlines, and pro-actively inform the appropriate staff of funding opportunities.
Identify opportunities for collaborative projects (either interagency or with external partners) that maximize impact of a potential grant or contract.
Research topics related to social service needs in the DC metropolitan area and relevant program areas of interest.
Research public and private funding sources for agency programs with an emphasis on increasing bottom-line financial performance by targeting agency priorities and under-funded programs.
Work in partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement on business development activities to develop and implement strategies for pipeline management, including strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new, lapsed, and current funders.
Lead Institutional Advancement team members on projects requiring support from more than one colleague, providing guidance on proposal development and process. Review and edit proposals and other documents developed by Institutional Advancement personnel in the absence of and/or in collaboration with the Director.
Identify and pursue appropriate opportunities to advocate for Catholic Charities and assist others as needed including preparing testimony for staff.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Business, Communications, Political Science/Public Administration, or related field.
4 years of professional work experience in a development/ nonprofit environment.
2 years experience exclusively devoted to proposal development for grants and/or contracts.
In lieu of nonprofit experience, for-profit proposal development work experience will be considered at Catholic Charities’ discretion.
SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:
Extensive working knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
Organizational and managerial skills.
Ability to communicate the organization’s mission, vision and goals, and programs and services effectively to staff, donors, and other stakeholders.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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